Teatime Tankard 6
It was grey and wet and thirteen degrees but five sailors were up for a race and Roger Heasman kindly ran it. John Dabbs took out ‘Quebec’, the pretty Bosun he has acquired from Toby Tobias, for the first time, Adam Hilton crewing. Brian Pollard had the familiar ‘Rob Eason’ Club Bosun, Sally Wills crewing, since Cilla Gilbert thought a meeting about birds more attractive than bobbing about on the water. Nathan Pollard had a Radial sail on his Laser. Brian was first away followed by John D. Nathan started to get going by the time they rounded Inlet and were crossing to West; he overtook the Dabbs Bosun. Brian kept his lead up to Pinky but Nathan was closing. They went round the buoy pretty much together and set off for Middle side by side. Nathan finally took the lead before Dam Green. The wind was increasing and Nathan spent most of lap 2 hiked way out, but Brian was trying hard to stay close and succeeded as far as West after which Nathan began to pull away. The Dabbs Bosun couldn’t keep up; it was just passing Middle as Nathan started lap 3 during which the gaps between the three boats just got bigger.
- Brian Pollard and Sally Wills (Bosun)
- Nathan Pollard (Laser Radial)
- John Dabbs and Adam Hilton (Bosun)
Many thanks to Roger Heasman, Officer of the Day.